DL News Staff
Aug. 24, 1918-Jan. 24, 2013 Marian N. Wegner, 94, of Fargo, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Elim Nursing Home, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marian Agnes Tonn, the daughter of August and Minnie (Sommerfeld) Tonn, was born on August 24, 1918 and raised on the family farm four and a half miles southwest of Arthur, N.D. She graduated from Arthur High School, then attended Moorhead State University for two years. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church in Arthur. Marian married Elmer Kae Nelson in February 1939.
Nov. 4, 1946-Jan. 22, 2013 Mary A. Dalman, 66, of Pelican Rapids, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Mary was born the daughter of Alfred and Edna (Gilbertson) Johnson on November 4, 1946 in Lake Park. She was raised in the Lake Park, Westbury and Ogema area. Mary was united in marriage to Larry Duel on December 14, 1963 at First Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes. They made their home in Frazee. Larry passed away on October 22, 1998.
July 26, 1929-Jan. 23, 2013 Vernon W. Gorentz, 83, of Vergas, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Veterans Memorial Home in Fergus Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Vergas, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends may call at St. John's Lutheran Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at St.
May 21, 1924-Jan. 20, 2013 Funeral services will be held for Mae Issacson at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in New York Mills, with Pastor Don Salo officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services. Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Louise Amberg. Special music was provided by Alvina Kytta. The pallbearers will be Jeff Isaacson, Joe Johnson, Danny Dunlap, Jay Isaacson, Greg Weise and Tim Kulla.
Feb. 22, 1950-Jan. 21, 2013 Karen Lee Grant, 62, of Audubon, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Monday, January 21, 2013 at Essentia Hospital in Fargo. Karen was born to Donna Thompson on February 22, 1950 in Detroit Lakes. She attended school in Audubon, where she met the love of her life, Brad Grant. They were united in marriage at First Lutheran Church of Audubon on August 31, 1968. They made their home in Audubon. Karen worked 25 years at the Audubon Supper Club. She also ran a home daycare for 40 years, until having to retire in 2010, due to health reasons.
Nov. 5. 1921-Jan. 18, 2013 Lorraine Knutson, 91, of Bemidji, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at Neilson Place, Bemidji. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Neilson Place in Bemidji. Family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Bagstevold Cemetery, Erhard. Lorraine was born on November 5, 1921 in Erhard. She was the daughter of Arthur and Ella Wissbrod and grew up on the family farm in Erhard. Lorraine graduated from Pelican Rapids High School, where she met Karmen Knutson.
Former Chicago, Ill., resident Lillian M. Burget-Wenzel, 96, of Frazee, died Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Frazee Care Center in Frazee. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Frazee Care Center, with visitation for one hour prior to services. Arrangements have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
Veril F. Harden, 87, of Hawley, passed away at home on the farm on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Wright Funeral Home in Hawley, with visitation for one hour prior to services.
Dorothy Pacourek, 78, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Essentia Health-Oak Crossing Chapel, Detroit Lakes. Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.
Sept. 18, 1918-Jan. 20, 2013 George Byron Lindberg passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in the Perham hospital. He was 94. Byron was born the son of Lena and George Lindberg on September 18, 1918, in Detroit Lakes. His father died of the Spanish flu before he was born. His mother's father, August Geitling, owned a hotel in Detroit Lakes (later it became Lakeside 1891), and in the summers of 1936 and 1937, Byron worked there and on the big dock, renting swimming suits and boats to customers.